A slightly above average temperature. This is what is forecast by the weather station of Vacoas for the summer season 2016-2017. Except for the period January to March 2017, where heavy heat is expected. The Mauritius Meteorological Services announced its annual Summer Outlook on Friday, 4 November, at a press conference at its headquarters.
Even though the temperature will not vary widely from the normals (Editor’s note, figures over 30 years, ie from 1981 to 2010), temperature rises could be recorded on certain days, according to Rajan Mungra, general manager of the station. “Some regions may see increases of two degrees Celsius. In Port-Louis, in particular, a maximum of 35 ° C is expected, “he says.
If, according to the Mauritius Meteorological Services, it will be even warmer between January and March 2017, this will be due to the occasional temperature rise, which will be accompanied by long periods of humidity and low winds. “It is also expected that this period will be more conducive to extreme atmospheric conditions,” says Raja Mungra.
On the other hand, this year, the seasonal forecasts 2016-2017 were extended to Rodrigues, St Brandon and Agalega. According to Météo Maurice, these islands will reach maxima not exceeding 32 ° C.
What about rainfall? The weather station in Vacoas predicts that there will be a delay in summer rains compared to previous years. “We are expecting rain mainly around the end of December. We anticipate an interruption in January and a recovery from February, “says Raja Mungra.
He adds that overflows are not to be discarded following occasional bouts of showers. According to the Mauritius Meteorological Services, an average rainfall of 1,200 mm is expected for Mauritius against 650 mm for Rodrigues.
On the Reunion side, it is also expected that average temperatures will be close to normal, as reported by Météo France. It also predicts that the period from October to December of this year will be among the warmest recorded on the island over the last ten years.